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Old 01-22-2013, 09:40 PM
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Yes - go to visit your daddy when you can - buy him something like a jacket or shirt. So he will be happy to wear it...

This is a nice picture you and your daddy that you posted. Thanks.
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I'm so glad that you are going to see your dad. There's something I want to say and hope that I can make it come out the right way: Hard as it is to watch him decline, you're very lucky to have that chance. Each of my parents died very suddenly and unexpectedly a few years apart, so that there was no chance to say goodbye to either one. What I wouldn't give for the opportunity to make long, inconvenient, expensive flights to see them again.

Treasure your time together and make a lot of precious memories. With luck, you'll share them together for years to come.
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Please pray for my Dad

I understand and it didn't come out wrong.

My step-mom asked me not to come up until after February.

So I guess I'll ask near the end of february if I can come visit.


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I am just seeing this now, not sure how I have missed it.

10 years ago I lost my best friend to lung cancer, in the years before I lost grandparents to different forms of cancer as well...

Two years ago last October, my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, it was a particularily aggressive form, he ended up having cryo and since it was caught early has an excellent prognosis, then in November my husband was diagnosed with rectal cancer, he had a major surgery and his last check up they found that it was trying to come back around the incision site, it's not cancer yet, but he is having more surgery to remove the new polyps Feb 20th...then in May of 2011 my oldests sons girlfriend was diagnosed with not one but two forms of breast cancer...after three surgeries they finally took the whole breast, she was only 25....She now is faced with what to do with the other breast and watching her struggle to decide whether to have another full removal or chance it coming back is agonizing, she is such a special young lady it's just not fair...unfortunately I'm no stranger to cancer, I really wish I was.

I also do Home Health care and Hospice. I hate cancer and all that goes with it, but have learned that life is precious and short and I need to tell those in my life I love them now not later...I'm glad you have a relationship with your dad now, what went before doesn't matter what does is what is now.

My beliefs are formed from taking care of so many patients in their last days, weeks, months, so take it for what it is worth and please do what you are comfortable with...so here it goes. Telling your father he can go if he wants to is a gift you give him. I won't go into more detail here except to say that releasing someone from more suffering by giving them the gift of knowing you will be ok, is not selfish at all....If you want to talk to me more about the things I have experienced, seen and done feel free to PM me. I just don't feel right going into great detail on the forum if you don't want me too...

My prayers well wishes and thoughts are with you as you go through this...sending you hugs...

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Please pray for my Dad

I'm just reading this also. My prayers are with you, your dad and family.
I lost my Mom at the age of 65 to cancer when I was in my 30's. my brother is fighting cancer now and winning.
it sounds like your dad it fighter. I pray he will fight on!
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Please pray for my Dad

Daddy's birthday is around the corner (this week) and he'll be 64.

I got to talk to him tonight. He has a horrible cough. His last radiation treatment is tomorrow then he takes month off before he has a PET (??) scan. Its the one where someone puts a radioactive isotope in him that attaches to the cancer and lights up on a scan i hope it's all gone. Die cancer die!!!!!


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Those are great pictures of you and your Dad. And for the record I don't see a sick guy. I see a Dad that is beaming with pride standing next to his daughter.
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Please pray for my Dad

Talked to Dad tonight. He sounds better. Its been a couple weeks since his last radiation treatment and he doesn't have anything coming up until the first end of March. I think the radiation was hard on him. He sounds so much better now. No cough that i heard, stronger voice. Less shaky and more coherent train of thought.

We talked about some hard stuff tonight. It appears I have inherited my mom's fertility issues and i find myself battling an overwhelming sadness over "what if i cannot bear a child for my husband" and my dad, as blunt as always said "so what! Stop worrying about it. Ain't nothing you can do right now so take a deep breath and get some sleep."

He always knows how to knock my sense around. Get me outta my own head and back on the ground.

So for now, we wait and see. Promised each other to call as soon as test results came in.

Daddy, you are amazing and strong. A true warrior and inspiration.


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Glad to hear your dad is doing good. I can imagine that the therapy knocks him down a bit, but the most important is to keep positive and came back full of energy and espirit afterwards. He seems like a true trooper!

SOrry to hear about the possible dificulties for you to get pregnant. I know that it is easier to say than to do, but try to relax about and see how things go for a while (even a women without dificulties to get pregnant often don't due to high stress levels). I have some friends in that situation, and the most important is to see all options and choose what is best for you. But for now... listen to you dad
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Daddy update!

He just got his results back. The tumors in his lungs are slightly smaller (my step-mom doesn't see a difference but we're taking the docs word for it). No change to the tumor in his colon. They want to do 3 months no treatment and scan again. The biggest concern is his weight. He cannot keep weight on if we cast him in carbonite (pun intended). Over half of his teeth were eaten by the chemo so chewing is out of the question. Idk what to offer as ideas. Everything i've offered has been shot down. They are more concerned about his lungs than his colon. I'm a bit out of my comfort zone regarding the different types but he's at stage IV so this is terminal. Idk why they won't operate. Maybe he's too weak. /sigh. I am so glad he is still with us.

On a happier note - i did ask if I can come up for a weekend. Just waiting to get the ok from them before planning it. Dad will be hunting with my uncles in the next month or so. I am happy that he is still so positive about this whole thing.


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